Sassie Duggleby is the CEO and co-founder of Venus Aerospace. Prior to launching Venus, she was Launch Systems Engineering and Mission Management Consultant at Virgin Orbit, where she developed & tested launch software and telemetry systems, managed launch systems engineering requirements, as well as helped with Mission Management and Business Development. She has spent her career growing multiple high-tech startup businesses including fiber-optic test (Luna Technologies), biotech (Ecolyse / Phage Biocontrol), and hazardous trailer manufacturing (Exosent). She started her career with National Instruments as an applications engineer before getting her MBA focused on entrepreneurship. She is a proud mom of 2 daughters, a barn cat, and a goofy labradoodle.
Ms. Duggleby has a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Texas A&M University (graduated summa cum laude), and an MBA from Virginia Tech.